Welcome to Tropical band

To most people the phrase "tropical bands" bring a pretty clear picture to mind - a bunch of shirtless guys playing calypso music. But to experienced shortwave DXers those two little words express the most challenging and enjoyable part of the radio hobby. The phrase kindles memories of a DXer's best catches and favorite QSLs, of exotic stations, music and of early morning listening sessions. (Don Moore)
I like the "Tropical band" name for new 60m allocation. (OK1RP)

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Turkey - DXCC #11 worked on Tropical band


so after several trials with Atilla, TA4ED we managed QSO tonite on tropical band.

I am really so happy... Atilla was so nice to make QSO on CW with me and allowed me to work > my new one DXCC #11, WAZ60 #4 and WAC60 #3. I know that it is maybe not big DX for some of You but for me TA is very rare on 60m band CW and even I also hunted AS continent on this band for WAC60. Nice!

It was not easy as we tried to make QSO several times during last weeks but we never had success. I heard one time Atilla very weak but he did not copied my pipsqueak signal. As I built new experimental antenna for EU it seems that signal improved. The only problem tonite we had was QRM from some local source. Regarding the new experimental antenna > after few of QSOs with UK stations it sounds like UK killer, hi. I am receiving "+10dB", "339>599+" reports comparing to preview antenna from UK stations. I am happy because the idea was to have an antenna for EU and mainly for UK ragchews.

So many thanks to Atilla for nice CW QSO > very good job my friend!

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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